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TexasTreasures
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: New Identity theft scam Reply with quote

My son got this on the AF website I think..anyway!

Jury Duty Scam
>
> This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also
> included below).
> Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book.
> It is
> spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call.
> Most of us take
> those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people
> skip out on
> their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of fraud has
> surfaced.
>
> The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest
> that you
> never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks
> you for your
> Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can
> verify the
> information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of
> this
> information and bingo; your identity was just stolen.
>
> The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including
> Oklahoma ,
> Illinois , and Colorado . This (swindle) is particularly
> insidious
> because they use intimidation over the phone to try to
> bully people into
> giving information by pretending they are with the court
> system. The FBI
> and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts
> on their web
> sites, warning consumers about the fraud.
>
> Check it out here:
> http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm
> <http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm>
>
> <http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm
> <http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm>
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bigtallmensclothing
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has been going around the internet since at least 2005

See what www.Snopes.com has to say about it here -
http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp
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